A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 15:59:28 / August 12, 2017 @ 3:59 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.0544 West, latitude -20.0293 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a7la. Id of event: us2000a7la. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:59:28 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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